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.m. >> brian castner, a bronze star recipient who completed two tours of duty in iraq as a commander of an explosive disposal unit, talks about the impact of the war upon his return. this is about 50 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. thanks to everybody for coming. um, this is quite a crowd. we've got standing room only, and that's a wonderful thing. just want to take a second to acknowledge my wife is here, jesse, i dedicated the book to her, and my folks are here, and lots of friendly faces in the audience from various communities in buffalo, so i appreciate that. thank you all for coming. what i'd hoped to do was talk a little bit, first, about the book, then do a reading, a short reading. i, i recorded the audio book. i was lucky enough to do that. so if you really want to hear my voice do the whole thing, you can do that. so i'll do kind of a short section, and then we'll do some question and answer at the end, if that works. where i wanted to start was talking about a trip that i made in may. the first weekend in may every year is the eod memorial down in florida. and eod can,
was a striking scene in the iraq war. i had to find out more about the story and as i interviewed scores of american and iraqi colleagues they came to realize that perhaps his story is critical to understanding america's role of the world stage in the post-bin laden, post arab spring area and maybe even to discover more about what it truly means to be an american. the historical impact of what travis and patrick did as a colleague was rather -- patrick and was a key in the iraq war. infect the war began to turn around in mid-2006, once before the famous surge started happening as patriquin and his military and intelligence colleagues helped iraqis launch something called the awakening which was a sunni tribal revolt against al qaeda. al qaeda of course had never really conquered and held a large piece of territory in the world. there were some exceptions, but what happened in anbar province was al qaeda basically conquered the province and they set up a parallel government, sharia law, courts, a parallel ministry even of government and the rule of this version of radical, radical islam o
of iraq, china, iran, the civilizations are very difficult to negotiate. therefore, there's no way but negotiations, but the way you address or you entreat iran is -- if you just tell them what to do and they say okay, sir, we'll do it right away, don't expect that. >> we are almost out of time. i would like to ask one very final, brief question, and ask for brief comments if you wish. there have been some articles, some commentary with respect of journals, that, well, the flipside of the theory, which would be to find a way to bring iran into final compliance with some sort of agreement, and here comes the thought, to make iran a gain toroo guarantor of this system of nuclear nonproliferation, is there in iran, from what you've just said, i get the sense that this could become an attractive idea or may be an attractive idea for some sectors in iran's society. please, brief comments, because those hypotheses have been written in journals, in the united states. >> if i could follow on from what i just said, if you go ahead and read the article, that i showed on the screen, and could
number of terrorists. officials with iraq's interior ministry says a 4-year-old girl was killed when rockets were fired from iraq. >>> next, we go back to aleppo. crisis in siria, inside aleppo, next. sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering and i found myself in the middle of this parade honoring america's troops. ich is actually quite fitting because geico has been serving e military for over 75 years. aawh no, look, i know this is about the troops and not about me. right, but i don't look like that. who can i write a letter to about this? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. you walk into a conventional mattress store, it's really not about you. they say, "well, if you wanted a firm bed you can lie on one of those. we provide the exact indivialization that your body needs. welcome to the sleep number store's biggest sale of the year. not just ordinary beds on sale, but the bed that can change your life on sale. the sleep number bed. never tried this before. this is your body there. you can see a little more pressure in the hips. ta
! >>> coming up, mitt romney didn't think it was important to mention the troops in his rnc speech? iraq war veteran john soltj zoins me with reaction next. >>> democrats speak out on women's issues and they have the policies to back it up. i'll ask terry o'neill if the democrats make a convincing case to women over the last three days. >>> and later, chris kluwe taking on a delaware legislature for attacking freedom of speech and marriage ecallty. my exclusive guest tonight. share you thoughts with us on facebook and twitter using the hash tag ed show. we're coming right back. welcome aboard! [ chuckles ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ male announcer ] now you'll know when to stop. [ honk! ] the all-new nissan altima with easy fill tire alert. [ honk! ] it's our most innovative altima ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ [ "human" by the human league playing ] humans. we mean well, but we're imperfect creatures living in a beautifully imperfect world. it's amazing we've made it this far. maybe it's because when one of us messes up, someone else comes along to help out
be spilling over into iraq. officials with iraq's interior ministry say a 4-year-old girl was killed when rockets fired from syria landed in an iraqi border town. tonight at 7:30 eastern cnn's nick payton walsh takes us on a journey to see what people living in the most populated syrian city are facing day to day. make sure you watch "crisis in syria inside aleppo" at 7:30 eastern here on cnn. >>> in pakistan a 14-year-old christian girl is back with her father tonight out on bail a month after her arrest by police. she was accused of blasphemy after burned pages of the koran were found in her bag. police now say they believe a neighborhood cleric planted evidence to ink the girl to the allegations. in pakistan blasphemy is punishable by death. >>> two young children have been rescued from a stolen sail boat after allegedly being abducted from their home by their father. on friday the sail boat was spotted off the monterey coast three days after both the children and the boat were reported missing. police say the parents had been involved in some type of custody situation. the father has
attacking afghanistan and iraq. trillions of dollars, thousands of americans they lost their lives, tens of thousands of afghanies and iraqis, they lost their life. what was the excuse? weapons of mass destruction. it was a lie. who did it? i don't know. war on terror against the taliban, after ten years now the u.s. is doing its best to negotiate with the taliban how to manage afghanistan. if it was your objective, you could do it at the beginning. i really don't understand what u.s. could gain after two wars. this is exactly the reason i see this would be disaster for the u.s., for iran, for israel to go to the fourth war against a muslim country in the region. first of all, if the target is iranion nuclear program, it may delay. but you would never be able to remove iranian nuclear technology because they have -- this is home made. they have technology, they have knowledge, and if you destroy one facility they would build it tomorrow another facility. this is not the way. and i think that the main loser would be israel. already israel is isolated worldwide. and another war pushed by i
, and with the congress in 1944, it was the gi bill, it was with bush 41, it was iraq and the mission to kuwait and doing the right thing in terms of the 1990 budget deal which bill clinton will tell you help set up the prosperity of the 1990s and george herbert walker bush when he broke the read my lips pledge in 1990 he would lose the presidency. >> we continue this evening with a look at president obama from two people who have written extensively about him, they are peter baker of "the new york times" and jonathan alter. >> if you look at it just in terms of his accomplishments, if you go down the list of what got done in the first two years, he obliterates bill clinton in terms of achievements as law is passed which is often the way that presidents are judged, obviously clinton had a better economy and conditions of the country were better, he did better on deficit reduction. >> but in terms of changing the structure of government and laws with long-term impact on all kind of things that people don't even think about from mileage standards to stirring up tens of billions of dollars for student loans
it was tragic to leave iraq, and then he said it was fine. he said we should have intervened in libya sooner. then he ran down a hallway to run away from the reporters who were asking questions. then he said, the intervention was too aggressive. then he said the world was a better place because the intervention succeeded. talk about being for it before you were against it. >> what a difference eight years makes. john kerry, the democratic presidential nominee in 2004, derided by the republicans that year as the for it before he was against it guy who couldn't be trusted to take over foreign policy from george w. bush. amazing as it sounds that republicans ran on foreign policy in the era of george w. bush, they certainly did. but now in the post-george w. bush era, republicans can do no such thing. yes, they are still using the military for a prop. they unveiled their vice presidential nominee by having him literally run out from a battleship as if he had just been in there swabbing the decks or something when they happened to hear his name called, i guess i better get out there. there was n
president obama i hope you can change all the problems our world faces, the war in iraq, the war in afghanistan, pal istine and global warming. i am from california and in the valley here, people, especially from latin america, are getting sick in -- working in the fields for hours every day for little pay and no health care. please help them because without them no one could even be vegetarian the sincerely, natalie. >> sometimes desperate for attention but not rebellious. i don't have bad influences and i try hard not to give in to peer pressure but somewhere along the road someone calms long with temptation close to their side and offers me whatever they got, but do i get the power to say no? always sitting blankly at the sky hoping for a miracle to happen, hoping someone will come around to understand. i don't want toys anymore and i don't want it show my baby pictures and if i'm crazy and loud then you're insane and rude and if today is not our day, so be it, there is always tomorrow. thank you. >> ok. the average american dream and dreamer built dreams on shatorde hopes and
iraq levying on a plan for adduced under george to be booed at -- under bush and leon panetta was asking to stay there passed the 2011 deadline. this president has not earned his nobel peace prize [applause] john: my audience watched much of the convention. what do they think? next. [applause] john: audience participation in. we're here with mark meckler who founded the biggest tea party group and nick gillespie from reason tv. from facebook, . >> i think it is the vote for a legitimate politician who has a great idea to let people live their lives. if mitt romney loses this election it is because republicans think and have not earned my vote. john: hadley has said different position. >> is a two horserace either mitt romney will be president or obama has four more years. we have the opportunity to affect the outcome. when reproach we are impacting we only have one vote to give. libertarians should evaluate which option is more liberty for a delay? >> obamacare has been sold us the answer to all health care issues. then why were so many unions and political allies given waiver
park in iraq? -- park and irrec bella >> they were invited. -- rec ? what they were invited. >> i went to a neighborhood meeting about hardly strictly bluegrass. the open of the meeting was that she had not get -- not got rid of all the issues in the park, but that she was trying. so. i wanted to put that out there. [applause] >> i just also wanted to say that they have a lot of buildings open to all ages. when i was a kid growing up in new york, and we used to -- there is a statement, saving my ass. [laughter] if there is a question i hope you do not look at it as a challenge. i think it is a feeling. there are quite a few events in the park. it is really about managing them and making sure that your outreach is good.
. in iraq, four rockets killed a 4 qulld gi4-year-old girl. about 4,000 people have crossed into iraq from syria where at least 148 people were reportedly killed today. victims of the syrian civil war. and the taliban say they're responsible for a bombing that killed six, including children near the headquarters of the international assistance force. >>> now, this is a very bizarre murder mystery that has police from paris to london trying to find the killer or killers and the motivation behind it all. a quadruple murder in the french alps. it happened wednesday and police say all the victims were shot to death. three including a mother and father were found in a car, another victim who was a female cyclist was found dead in a parking lot and now police offer this latest detail. >> translator: the four deceased victims received two shots to the head. okay i said yesterday a minimum of one bullet in the head. it's two for each deceased person. >> jonathan mann oig has behas following the story. is there a relationship between the four killed and the place in which this happened? >> all of t
with the public good. iraq war, you know, if we don't talk too much about them not fact checking the iraq war and as a result of that. but, you know, speaking the new york times have a mission to provide the public service and for-profit. can you do that? i guess it can be done. i know, i'm going off here on your question. [inaudible] >> what were your trusted news sources for information? >> first thing i did to write this book, i went to the to the peer review literature. and the resource of the peer review literature first is that most people know the peer review process. the peer review process what districts use when you submit research you submit it without your name or institution it goes to a body that fact checks it before it can be published. and once it passes a fact checking and if they really agree in this blind process that you are saying something that is a a contribution and b is not, you know, hogwash then it can be published that's where i started. and there a flaws in every system and there are flaws in the peer review process too. at least it's, you know, substantive in te
care, medicare, ending the war in iraq, bringing an end to the war in afghanistan, we need a man with a steady hand in good judgment. folks, the president is going to level the playing field and get the middle class back in the game. [applause] it has already started. because he knows in his gut, and this is not hyperbole, the middle-class is what built this country and what made it great. he knows. and he knows something our opponents either have forgotten or never knew. america is not in decline. [applause] let me say again to our opponents. gentlemen, it is never ever been a good bet to bet against the american people. [applause] i have learned about this guy, which you already know, he only knows one speed, one direction, forward. ladies and gentlemen, speaking of moving forward,, to introduce a friend of mine. a guy for whom i have an enormous amount of respect for his integrity and ability. he also has had to make and has made the tough calls for new hampshire, and new hampshire is much better off because of him. folks, the guy i'm about to introduce has a lot in common wit
and i think that obama does want to talk about foreign policy. and i ended the war in iraq, bringing home the troops in afghanistan, i killed bin laden, and he says throw that-- >> how does romney do that, sounding presidential and sounding confident on the issue? and doesn't want to debate on afghanistan. >> no, he doesn't. the fact of the matter is, the war is somewhat unpopular even on the right. so, it's a challenge for romney. and foreign policy, and of course, being a governor, and his life story has not brought about a lot of foreign policy experience and he's made some gaffes. >> paul: jim, if you-- talk to the strategists, and their advantage they say always comes down to the electoral college and romney simply has to win too many states that obamacare i had in 2008. he basically has to do an inside straight to carry the states. right now, the only romney-- the only obama states from 2008 that romney is ahead in, is indiana, which he probably put away and north carolina, but florida, ohio, virginia, the rest, got a slight obama lead. what does it say about dan's point that i
dividend doesn't exist. the wars in iraq and afghanistan were paid by borrowing and increasing the national debt. stopping the war doesn't free up any new money. this claim about obama's jobs record raised questions. >> here is another job score. president obama, plus 4.5 million. congressional republicans, zero. >> reporter: it's true since january 2010 the economy has gained over 4.5 million private sector jobs. but mr. obama had already been president for a year by then when the economy was hemorrhaging jobs. if you begin counting when he took office, it's a net gain of about 415,000 jobs. vice president joe biden actually got that right last night by including the time span. >> we have since created 4.5 million private sector jobs in the past 29 months. >> reporter: but biden went out on a limb with this charge. >> they're not prepared to do anything about the debt if it contained even $1, i'm not exaggerating, even $1 or one cent in new taxes for millionaires. >> reporter: in fact, several republican plans, from speaker john boehner to pennsylvania senator pat toomey included tax incre
for the war in iraq. we voted for ed i care part d. ted kennedy sponsored no child left behind. we didn't say, we want this president to fail so we're not going to cooperate. we tried to help him in his major initiatives. you republicans haven't done the same. you've tried to torpedo barack obama from day one. >> i like difference of opinion stress expressioned like this. i wish you guys could be models for capitol hill. >> ed rundell is smart and a great man. >> we're both penn guys. >> that's right. >>> well, the president paused from the campaign trail too deliver his weekly address. today he marked 11 years since the september 11th attacks and talked about u.s. security now. >> instead of pulling back from the world we've strengthened our alliances while improving our security here at home. as americans, we refuse to live in fear. today a new tower rises above the new york skyline, and our country is stronger, safer, and more respected in the world. >> on the heels of that, in today's "office politics," my conversation with evan coleman, he talks about the extent to which terrorists are l
and joseph lieberman wrapped up their visit to iraq where they urged top officials to support the effort to overthrow assad. newly elected egyptian president moment morsi surprised some this week appearing to stand strong against assad warning that his time won't be long. joining me now to discuss the late nest syria is marc ginsberg, former u.s. u.s. ambassador to morocco who also served as deputy senior adviser for middle east policies to president carter. welcome. >> thank you. >> with the report of chemical weapons, this sounds treacherous. >> it does. you indicated there are hundreds of thousands of refugees streaming across syria's northern border with turkey and southern board with jordan creating an humanitarian crisis for relief, but think of the untold thousand who is are injured and wounded inside the cities who no longer have relief coming to them. >> eliot: this is a humanitarian crisis. i do not see the international community organizing itself to handle the refugee crisis in turkey jordan, or beginning to act in a way that is appropriate for what is going on in syria. am i
speech last night. he mentioned ending the war in iraq, killing osama bin laden, and he said his opponents are, as he put it, new to foreign policy. >> from all that we've seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost america so dearly. after all, you don't call russia our number-one enemy-- not al qaeda, russia-- (laughter) -- unless you're still stuck in a cold war mind warp. >> pelley: right up there with al qaeda on america's lists of enemies is a family-run militant group on the border of afghanistan and pakistan, the haqqani network. today the obama administration formally declared it a terrorist organization. david martin has been following the haqqanis for years. >> reporter: the haqqani network has been linked to some of the most spectacular terrorist attacks of the afghan war. this one last year on the u.s. embassy in kabul and this giant truck bomb set off at the entrance to an american outpost last june to maim just a few. so when secretary of state clinton interrupted a trip through asia to announce the haqqani network wou
to read off the promises he kept. ended the war in iraq, the war in afghanistan, healthcare reform. >> the war in afghanistan is not -- >> depends on the eyes of the beholder. democrats in that hall and democrats for the most part are very happy with a lot of the things this president has done, and they have some understanding of what he's up against, and i think he has some understanding of what he's up against also, which he didn't have when he first got into office. if he gets reelected, he's learned a lot about how to be a president, and i think he's learned how to exercise power. i think we will see a very different barack obama the second four years than we did in the first. >> so this audience grew even more to like him, and it was pretty uniform, was it not? >> well, yes. i mean, they liked him to begin with, and his wife -- >> how do you know they liked him to begin with? >> because the poll shows democrats like their president, a lot of people in general. >> a lot of democrats are disappointed in him the way that a lot of republicans are disappointed in the republican le
and the afghanistan and iraq veteran is spending a few days at home with his family before rejoining his unit in new york. and that's it for me here in washington and kelly wright and jamie colby standing by with the latest on that tornado watch that's covering the entire new york city region. and the
better than i, but how big of a gaffe was it that mitt romney didn't mention afghanistan or iraq or the wars in his acceptance speech? >> it's not a killer gaffe, but it's a serious gaffe. for decades republicans have had the advantage on foreign and defense policy. certainly that helped power bush to reelection in 2004. now ironically they've conceded that whole territory to the democrats and left barack obama a hole a mile wide to drive his truck through in his disposition on foreign policy, which by the way, i thought was the strongest part of the speech. the domestic side was fairly empty, but the foreign policy side was more hard hitting and more specific. >> when you take a helicopter approach maybe lastly, you got two predominant themes, the republicans saying are you better off than four years ago and the democrats saying we need more time. which one is the stronger message of the two? which 1 do you think overall played out -- one do you think overall played out and got itself into the consciousness of the voters? >> if you look at the enthusiasm at the convention, clear
area. like iran's invasion into neighboring iraq. >> wants independence from iraq welcomed its occupiers. iraq took revenge. dropping cyanide and mustard gas on its own city. >> this is the austrian border. from here it's less than 50 miles to vee answer a. >> anthony was on the frontlines with refugees looking to escape the iron curtain just months before the fall of the berlin wall. >> caught seven today. >> yes. >> and they're looking for two more. >> yes. >> boris yelts in. >> he witnessed the fall of the soviet union. >> the communist party is really and truly on the run tonight. >> suddenly crude oil, black gold. >> in the '90s, he returned to the u.s. and named senior economics correspondent for cbs news. >> it could only be a matter of weeks before this financial crisis moves from here on wall street to main street. i'm anthony mason. this is a special edition of sunday morning. >> but anthony has also en lightened us with his own passion. >> you have 25 guitars back there. >> there's a lot of guitars and the reason is because there's a lot of different tunings. >> like
a family where my father has spent the-- my entire adult life in either iraq or afghanistan. and so that was something that i look back and i remember four years ago what i was thinking about that issue. >> it wasn't really what i was looking for. there was a lot of-- a lot of promises, specifically with student loans, education in general, energy production, all sorts of things. he said, "we're going to do this." but then he doesn't say how. >> warner: how did the rest of you feel about-- were you looking for something that wasn't there? >> he did is not address the issue of trying to get consensus within the house. i mean, whatever he wants to put forward, he has to make it happen. we're going to be faced with this divided house, what has been happening over the last few years. >> he criticized the republicans proposal to voucherrize med character as he called it. i felt like he need an idea on medicare. he need an idea on reducing our debt. and i didn't hear it. >> when obama was campaigning, he said to catholics, to everybody, but to catholics, i will protect your conscience. th
resigned prior to the iraq war because of this issue? >> guest: it is an interesting question. you have the same military background. so much happens in hindsight. particularly with iraq and on the unintended consequences. you know, we might be very wise to look at and think about the consequences for everything before we go ahead with it. again, both of them probably wrestled with this decision, both of them made the decision to stay on. >> host: e-mail from eric kohlberg, i would like to hear your opinion on the controversial issue of truman's decision to drop the bomb on japan. the record shows that solution on trumansburg, except when he was in the company of secretary of state james burns. i believe that burns had more reason than truman to use the bomb is the trump card to fight the soviets. why burns more than truman, because burns had championed fdr's guilt agreement. >> guest: i am not familiar with byrne's burns' influence on him. i will speak about the decision to use the bomb. at the time, there is no question about it. i do not think it was that great of a decision. when yo
:00. it is a great show packed with congressional candidate tulsi gabbard. military service in iraq turned her from a republican to a democrat. and jeremy scahill, we'll talk about foreign policy played at the democratic national convention and the question for the next two months, how to win a campaign? what works? there's a lot of conventional wisdom out there. coming up next is melissa harris-perry. melissa asked which donkey showed up in charlotte, eeyore or the donkey from shrek? see you tomorrow morning here at 8:00. thank you for getting up. there are projects. and there are game-changers. those ideas that start with us rolling up our sleeves... ...and end with a new favorite room in the house. and when we can save even more on those kinds of projects... ...with advice to make them even better... ...that's a game-changer in itself. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. maximize your budget with mosaic tile, starting at just $3.98 per square foot. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not le
the huddled masses, she welcomed gamblers iraq to sidle up to the all you can eat $3.99 buffet. a replica, lady luck. in other words, and we've got three billion of these? a small, discolored rectangle that mars her crown's most prominent spike. it was the telltale giveway. someone somewhere had said, yeah, that seems about right. it must be her, and if it's not, i doubt anyone will notice. the united states postal service released an official statement but not of apology, of adoration. quote: we still love the stamp design and would have selected the photograph anyway. [laughter] they admitted no defeat, made no excuses, announced no recall. they also, it must be said, made me proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free to pretend i totally meant to do that. [laughter] even when i totally screwed up. after all, what was the postal service to do? should it deny it made a mistake? as, yes, original author james madison might have wished in that summer of 1787, and as perhaps antonin scalia would probably still, perhaps, advise today. should it recall the stamp and continue livin
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